Historical Events In 1940
Tuesday, 11 May 2021
Jul 15 In the year 1940 robert Wadlow world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32
Jul 15 Voluntary Defence Force (VDC), composed mainly of World War One veterans, formed by Returned Sailors' Soldiers' and Airmen's League of Australia for home defence in the year 1940.
Jul 16 NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee in the year 1940.
Jul 17 Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$) in the year 1940.
Jul 18 1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct on this day in history.
Jul 18 In the year 1940 the first successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct
Jul 19 Hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders in the year 1940.
Jul 19 Samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai on this day in history.
Jul 20 Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands in the year 1940.
Jul 20 Singles record charts first published by Billboard-Tommy Dorsey #1 in the year 1940.
Jul 20 Y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide on this day in history.
Jul 21 In the year 1940 james E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina)
Jul 21 Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania in the year 1940.
Jul 22 In the year 1940 alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy)
Jul 22 In the year 1940 dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks
Jul 23 On this day in history "Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
Jul 23 In the year 1940 "Blitz" begins, all-night raid on London
Jul 24 1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands on this day in history.
Jul 25 John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R in the year 1940.
Jul 26 In the year 1940 formation of Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS)
Jul 27 Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts on this day in history.
Jul 27 Bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare on this day in history.
Jul 28 On this day in history johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66
Jul 28 On this day in history phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)
Jul 28 In the year 1940 radio Orange, London begins
Jul 29 Urk soccer team forms in the year 1940.
Jul 30 Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum) in the year 1940.
Jul 30 The birth of Sir Clive Sinclair, British Inventor in the year 1940.
Jul 31 On this day in history 38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton)
Jul 31 In the year 1940 whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel
Aug 01 In the year 1940 first expulsion of Jews from Cracow.
Aug 01 HMS OSWALD,sunk 10 miles SE of Cape Spartivento, SW Italy in Ionian Sea - rammed by Italian destroyer 'Vivaldi' on this day in history.
Aug 02 In the year 1940 clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death
Aug 03 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies in the year 1940.